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emergency

e·mer·gen·cy

emergency

 
 
pronunciation:
ih muhr jn si
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part of speech: noun
inflections: emergencies
definition: a serious situation or sudden crisis, usu. unforeseen, that requires immediate action.
The city must be prepared for fires, floods, and other emergencies.A heart attack is an emergency, and the affected person must be taken to a hospital immediately.
synonyms:
exigency, pinch
similar words:
accident, crisis, crunch, danger, extremity, hazard, peril, predicament, push
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